Re: $D012 values on C64

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:23:06 +0200
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On 06/20/2013 11:34 AM, Michał Pleban wrote:

> I can disable the screen, but reprogramming the Flash for the whole
> KERNAL/BASIC/CHAR set takes several seconds. I would rather like to
> display to the user some informational messages about what is being
> performed, than disable the screen for few seconds and let him wonder
> what's happening (which could, for example, lead him to lose patience
> and reset the machine thinking it has hung - which would result in
> half-programmed Flash, a bad situation).

Why not use the old method of some fastloaders that disabled the screen 
but then changed the border color between 2 colors every few Bytes read 
which gave a rather dynamic pattern on the screen. Then change the 2 
colors for the next step. As long as anything's going on, there will be 
activity on the screen. And from the colors you know what step you're 
in. Just state this in the text before you start.


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